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    It is looking good Rob. I love the extra space for the reply box. Maybe the font size could be bigger in it though for our oldies with long sight ๐Ÿ™‚

    Windlesham Don

    Good morning all from Blighty. Good to have this forum back online as it is nice to have somewhere that an opinion isn’t mocked or abused, like some other forums!
    As far as the logo is concerned, I feel that the WDSA deserves something with more gravitas – certainly if it will be part of a flag hoisted at the first game at NPL!
    For the first game, it would be great if a bunch of you guys made it over. A pre match meal for all WDSA members would be fantastic and very emotional!
    Keep talking everyone!

    Windlesham Don


    Thanks all for the feedback.. Devon, those menus came over from the last incarnation, and it is for the various categories of posts .. WDSA for WDSA matters, Opinion, match day, analysis (which was done on occasions by the much-missed Wiz) while football is for non-Wimbledon football matters. They remain if the occasion demands, but as you all can tell I have cut back a fair bit on posting, hence why this forum will take on added importance.
    I commend and encourage Liam for raising the idea of a WDSA flag.. reckon that will go up the flag pole (!) and I ask those out there to suggest what should go on the flag, presumably it will be blue and yellow. Reckon WDSA can also help with a some of the costs, but Liam will give us more idea of that over time (watch here and the newsletter).
    Okay people looking forward to some meatier topics over the coming weeks – we play Mansfield Town next weekend, so jump on any time with your thoughts, that’s what we are hoping to achieve and encourage others as well….


    Let’s see if any of these rumours have legs ….. (from a transfer website, nothing more)

    AFC Wimbledon have made a bid to sign Wrexham attacking midfielder Dominic Vose. Wimbledon have lacked a goalscoring central midfielder this season, and Neal Ardley has identified London-born Vose, who has already got into double figures for the Conference side, as the man to provide that extra attacking edge. Newport County and Cheltenham Town have also made offers for the player, but he may prefer a move back to London.

    Peterborough United have had a bid for Wimbledon midfielder Jake Reeves rejected. Reeves has been integral to the Dons this season and his high energy performances have attracted a host of admirers. The Dons may look to cash in on the midfielder, as his contract expires at the end of the season.

    Wimbledon have made an offer for Bristol City centre back Adam El-Abd. The former Egypt international helped Bury climb out of League Two last season. He was on loan there from the Robins, where he started last season but fell out of favour. Ironically he played his final game for City against the Dons in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. This season he was loaned out to Swindon Town where he has recently returned from and has said he will not return. The Dons hope that they can secure El-Abd for a small fee, but will face competition from a host of League One and League Two clubs, including Bury, Leyton Orient, Rochdale and Shrewsbury Town.

    The Dons are also considering boosting their options in defence with the loan signing of either giant centre back Cameron Burgess from Fulham, or marauding full back Nico Yennaris from Brentford.

    Wimbledon will let George Oakley and Ben Harrison leave in the next two weeks. Oakley has had injury problems, and hopes to put those behind him with a move to Aldershot. Initially on loan, with an option to sign permanently in the summer.
    Harrison broke into the Dons’ starting eleven last season, but has found himself confined to the development squad, with little opportunity to even sit on the bench. Harrison has asked to be allowed a short term loan spell, and a move to Sutton United should be completed very soon.

    After scoring both goals in Wimbledon’s FA Youth Cup win away at Newcastle United, Alfie Egan has attracted the attention of Tottenham, Southampton and one of Wimbledon’s potential opponents in the next round, Chelsea.

    Fulham have made a bid for Egan’s under-18 teammate Will Mannion. The 17-year-old is a tall goalkeeper who is being watched by England youth team selectors, and will join an England goalkeeper training camp next week. Mannion has travelled with the Dons first team squad for several games this season, but has failed to make the bench. The young keeper has expressed his desire to stay with the Dons, and is enjoying being part of their historic Youth Cup run, but his outstanding displays have caught the attention of a whole host of Premier League sides’ scouts.


    Well done on the refresh of the web-site. I like the new font and text size, as I type! Things seem to be looking up don’t they? A competitive team, no worse than last season, and now we have the clear objective of just surviving in the league until we realize the mindblowing possibilities of what can be achieved on the field when we are back to full support in Merton. Who cares if we are not challenging for promotion, as long as we are not in a relegation dogfight. So far so good this season, even if puff-daddy Bayo is a disappointment. As for the new logo? Dunno – quite like it – but the nose is too big and the ears are too dominant and the body not muscular enough. But the nose is the clincher. i.e. some tweaks, c’est tout. As for a flag at opening day, nice idea, lots of time to design one if the stadium gets build on time, which is hardly likely: cor blimey, price of steel, done my knee in, let’s go on strike, cup of rosie, do it tomorrow, time to knock off. 2025 maybe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Windlesham Don

    Of those rumours Rob, the only player I would be interested in is Vose from Wrexham. We could do with a goal scoring midfielder and we also currently have little cover if Reeves or Bulman get injured/suspended. Somehow I suspect we will be outbid by a bigger club willing to shell the cash and take a gamble.
    IMO we also need cover at centre back as with Nightingale injured we only have Sweeney to cover. However, I suspect all of the players mentioned as targets would need to start and that would be unfair on Robinson and Osbourne, who are building a decent partnership.
    IMO the Tubbs long-standing Tubbs rumour is a non-starter. He would cost too much and we have 4 decent strikers. It sounds like Bayo is staying and if so then IMO the strikers are sorted for the season. My guess is that Mr Tubbs will suffer the ignominy of a move to Eastleigh!
    I hope we keep all of the youngsters, especially the U18 lads who must be buzzing at the moment! However, I wouldn’t be bothered if Oakley departed. In all the times I have seen him I have seen nothing that indicates to me he will develop into a league standard striker – I hope to be proven wrong, though. Harrison on the other hand looked a real talent and I hope that if he leaves it is only on loan to the end of the season.

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